Vocab Unit 4- English Honors

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affiliated
(adj., part.) associated, connected
Synonyms: attached, related, joined
Antonyms: dissociated, unconnected
ascertain
(v.) to find out
Synonyms: discover, determine, establish
attainment
(n.) an accomplishment, the act of achieving
Synonyms: achievement, fulfillment
Antonyms: failure, defeat, frustration
bequeath
(v.) to give or pass on as an inheritance
Synonyms: transmit, bestow, hand down
cogent
(adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
Synonyms: persuasive, compelling
Antonyms: weak, unconvincing, ineffective, irrelevant
converge
(v.) to move toward one point, approach nearer together
Synonyms: meet, unite, intersect, merge
Antonyms: diverge, seperate
disperse
(v.) to scatter, spread far and wide
Synonyms: break up, dispel
Antonyms: collect, congregate, assemble, muster
esteem
(v.) to regard highly; (n.) a highly favorable opinion or judgement
Synonyms: (v.) respect, admire, honor, revere
Antonyms: (v.) disdain, scorn; (n.) contempt
expunge
(v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy
Synonyms: delete, efface, annihilate
Antonyms: insert, mark, imprint, impress
finite
(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time
Synonyms: bounded, measurable
Antonyms: unlimited, immeasurable, everlasting, eternal
invulnerable
(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
Synonyms: impregnable, impervious, immune
Antonyms: exposed, unprotected, defenseless
malevolent
(adj.) spiteful, showing ill will
Synonyms: malicious, wicked, sinister, malignant
Antonyms: kind, benevolent, compassionate
nonchalant
(adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned
Synonyms: composed, unruffled, indifferent, blasé
Antonyms: perturbed, agitated, disconcerted, abashed
omniscient
(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
Synonyms: wise, all-knowing
Antonyms: ignorant, unknowing
panacea
(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
Synonyms: universal cure, easy solution
scrupulous
(adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
Synonyms: painstaking, meticulous, conscientious
Antonyms: careless, negligent, remiss, dishonest
skulk
(v.) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
Synonyms: lurk, slink, prowl
supercilious
(adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
Synonyms: snobbish, patronizing, overbearing
Antonyms: humble, meek, deferential, servile
uncanny
(adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
Synonyms: eerie, inexplicable, spooky
venial
(adj.) easily excused; pardonable
Synonyms: excusable, forgivable
Antonyms: inexusable, unforgivable, unpardonable